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Snaking through wilderness
I took this aerial shot at #Tripura during the time when i did a project for Border Security Force. On the top left corner u will notice a #BSF post.
North East is one of the most beautiful regions of the country. But the breathtaking #wilderness is also host to many deadly insects and creatures and getting prompt medical treatment incase of a simple mosquito bite carrying PF malaria, makes the difference between life n death for the #jawans patrolling.

Sometimes it takes as many as 3 days on the dirt road to reach nearest hospital and in such cases helicopter evacuation is the only way.
More jawans in the country lose life to treacherous terrains than bullets.

#naturalbeauty #natural #green #mountains #jungles #beautiful #DangerLiesInBeauty #agartala #pravintalan #nationalsecurity #realheroes #dirtroads #travel #traveldiaries #adventure

Me Juggling fire sticks ! @rupalisaagar
Couldn't resist trying my hand years since college days when my grandfather tuaght me how to use 'lathi'. Of course the guys demonstrating this for us went in a shock to see a city guy doing this 😊
My associate #rupalisaagar captured some #magical moments.
#junglewarfare #adventure #fun #jungles #juggling #fire #firesticks #junglecamp #pravintalan #playingwithfire #paintingwithlight #motion #igers_india #igers #traveler

Get Inspired - women warriors @vogueindia
@indianarmy.adgpi - as appeared in 10th anniversary edition of #vogueindia- a photo essay on my work on women in uniform.

SHIKHA BHADAURIA, INDIAN ARMY
As part of her duties as an engineer in the #IndianArmy, Bhadauria is trained to command a heavy-duty trawl tank, negotiate obstacles laid by the enemy and provide safe and timely passage in the thick of battle. In 2009, she topped the overall order of merit for Gentlemen and Lady Cadets and was a recipient of the President’s gold medal.

She believes, “Army is not a profession; it's a way of life and this you realize once you don olive greens.
#army #soldier #heroesofthenation #womenempowerment #womenpower #tanktrawl #landmines #danger #patriot #respect #honor #pravintalan #inspiringstories #igers_india #igers #goldmedal

Get inspired. Warrior women @vogueindia
- as appeared in 10th anniversary edition of #vogueindia- a photo essay on my work.

PRIYADARSHINI JAYMALA, CRPF
The #CRPF is consistently engaged in dealing with anti-militancy and counter-Naxal operations in dense forests across India.
And Jaymala fits the profile—a commando of few words and strong convictions, she is, just like her male counterparts, trained to operate in excruciatingly difficult terrain.
When asked how it felt to hold a gun, she says, “I wish it was a peaceful world but it is not. I am on a mission… [my gun] is an extension of me.”
#jungle #junglewarfare #ubgl #womenpower #grenadelauncher #womenempowerment
#incredibleindianwomen #respect #honor #commando #inspirationalphotography
#inspire #inspiration #nationfirst
#nationalsecurity #PravinTalan

Get inspired by Iron women of India @vogueindia @indianarmy.adgpi -as appeared in 10th anniversary edition of #vogueindia -a photo essay on my work on women -in-uniform .

Namrata Jodha, Major, #IndianArmy 
Born into a Rajput family, Jodha complied to her #warrior roots when she decided to join the army.
Ever since she was a child, attending Republic and #IndependenceDay celebrations in school and college, the engineering graduate had set her eyes on serving the country.
The 30-year-old Major in the army has evolved over the years—her role has seen her operate in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir, and today, her duties include training and keeping her #troops motivated, even as she keeps up with the changing #technology in the #forces. “I need to provide repair and recovery to all arms and service equipments,” she adds.
Her #spirit bigger than the deadly machines she repairs.
#fearless #power #bmp #pravintalan #womenempowerment #infantry #heroesofthenation #heroes #strongwomen

Get inspired - @vogueindia this story on my.work appeared in 10th anniversary issue of #VogueIndia
Deepika Rathore, assistant commandant, Indian Coast Guard
This Himachal girl’s passion for the uniform was the key factor that led her to join the ICG. Working as an observer in the team, her job involves ensuring safe navigation for the aircrafts, maritime search, rescue planning, oil pollution response among other things. “My job is full of adventure, missions, new situations and requirements every day,” she says.
#womeninuniform #womenempowerment
#heroesofthenation #bold #fearless #Heroes
#inspirationalphotography #pravintalan #inspiringstories #indiancoastguard #pilot #incredibleindianwomen #pride #nationalsecurity

Empowering women
Proud to have photographed these amazing women of Mumbai Police force. Eight women police station incharges..first time in any city in India.
Visualisation @rupalisaagar
#womenempowerment #womenpower #cops #womrnpoliceofficers #munbaipolice #inspirationalphotography #inspiration #incredibleindianwomen #justice #igers_india #igers #pravintalan #calendar2018

K9 -Tearing into terror
* Coming soon a book on India's deadliest commandos with a special chapter on unsung heroes of canine unit popularly known as K9 used for assualt n detection. This one almost got my hand while shooting.
#heroesofthenation #heroes #k9 #belgianmalinois #fierce #fearless #actionphotography #pravintalan #nsg #igers_india #igers #nationfirst #nationalsecurity #respect #honor #commandos

Defying gravity - (Mumbai Police QRT)
Heroes of the Nation series
Commandos of Quick Response Team of Mumbai Police in a training exercise.
#mumbai_igers #mumbaipolice #qrt #commandos #heroes #meninuniform #daredevils #fearless #cops #specialunit #actionphotography #pravintalan #bestpolice #geometry #alignment #matrix #igers_india #igers #mumbai #rivercrossing #gravity

One shot...one kill ! #NSG
Heroes of the Nation series
NSG - National Security Guard - more popularly known as the Black Cat Commandos are India's most elite counter terrorism force.
I had the Honor of recently concluding a coffee table book on them that I hope to share with you all soon.
#heroes #nationfirst #nationalsecurity #commandos #elite #specialforces #worldsbestcommandos #force #incredibleindianforces #india #PravinTalan #actionphotography #blackcats #igers_india #igers

Hello from CoBRA School of Jungle Warfare.
An exciting new journey begins as I start shooting India's fiercest jungle warriors - CoBRA .
#nationfirst #respect #belgaum #heroes
#nationalsecurity #pride #commandos #crpf #CentralArmedPoliceForces #PravinTalan #hello #igers_india #igers #cobra

Hon'ble Home Minister Sh Rajnath Singh launches the coffee-table book on CISF featuring my hard work of a year.
Proud moment.
This is the second book featuring my photography work after BSF that's been launched by him.
CISF - celebrating 50th year of excellence in securing the national assets.
#nationfirst #nationalsecurity #commandos #force #heroes #incredibleindianforces #power #homeminister #rajnathsingh #india #pravintalan #specialsecuritygroup #specialforces #actionphotography #honor #igers_india #igers #bsf #CentralArmedPoliceForces #capf

Nerves of steel
Heroes of the Nation series
No. It's not a space suit. That's a brave technician from Bomb Disposal Unit of Mumbai Police wearing a Bomb Suit n checking a suspicious object.

The suit weighs nearly 35kg n the internal heat can really disorient the person but it can provide protection to torso n head against the dangers posed by bomb explosion.
#bdu #heroes #respect #nationfirst #MumbaiPolice #bombsuit #blastsuit #risk #danger #mumbai #unsungheroes #pravintalan #actionphotography #iconicphotos #igers_india #igers #courage

Partnering with modern India in securing vital installations - CISF
Heroes of the Nation series.
A #CISF #commando at India's tallest Air Traffic Control tower at Mumbai. State-of-the-art #ATC #Mumbai has a clear visibility of nearly 5kms and has come to become one of the landmarks in the city cos of its sheer architectural brilliance.
#architecture #modernindia #modern #airport #geometry #technology #AirTrafficControl
#nationfirst #security #pravintalan #iconicphotos #Heroes #actionphotography #incredibleindianforces #respect #Honor #CentralArmedPoliceForces #igers #centralindustrialsecurityforce #igers_india

Inspiration - 'Heroes of the nation' series
Fighting fire n other hazards...they care little about their lives when they run to save others.
#firefighter #heroes #danger #cisf #unusualcalendars #inspirationalphotography #inspirationalbooks #daredevil #firetruck #incredibleindianforces #actionphotography #firesuit #menofhonor #pravintalan #igers_india #igers #nationfirst

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